2 May 2012. At his campaign, ‘What can I give’, organised here on Tuesday, former President A P J Abdul Kalam said that Jan Lokpal Bill can only lead to jail terms for the corrupt, but to root out corruption one needs to look inwards.

He said that the way to prevent is by ensuring that people take to the path of righteousness. Kalam asked students to deter their parents from indulging in any act of corruption.

Read more: The Indian Express – Jan Lokpal Bill will fill jails, not end graft: Kalam

According to ‘What can I give’ mission corruption will be eradicated if one asks “What can I give?”, instead of asking “What can I take?”. He explains his thoughts in this video.

Great Words – ‘What Can I Give’ (Message of the week by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam)

More information on ‘What can I give’ mission can be found here: http://www.whatcanigive.info/

This reminds me of what John F. Kennedy said in his inaugural speech “ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.”